About us

Beyond Zero Emissions is a think tank that shows through independent research and innovative solutions how Australia can prosper in a zero-emissions economy

We're fully focused on turbocharging Australia’s switch to the zero-emissions economy

Beyond Zero Emissions is an internationally recognised think tank that shows through independent research and innovative solutions how Australia can prosper in a zero-emissions economy.

To inspire political leadership and accelerate policy change, we publish research on technological solutions that unlock huge economic potential for industries, regions and communities. Our expert research is the springboard from which we showcase and facilitate lighthouse projects, which spurs policymakers to scale and replicate successful models.

Beyond Zero Emissions is a member of

Climate Action Network Australia

Climate Action Network Australia

TAKE2 – Victoria’s Climate Change Pledge (founding member)

TAKE2 – Victoria’s Climate Change Pledge (founding member)

Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign (founding member)

Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign (founding member)

Annual reports

Read about our latest achievements and upcoming goals through our annual reports:

Strategic plans

Our three-year plans highlight our upcoming priorities.

Awards and recognition

We’re honoured to have been recognised with a series of local and international awards

Prospect Think Tank Awards 2020

Beyond Zero Emissions was awarded Best International Climate Change and Environment Think Tank by UK’s Prospect Magazine.

Prospect Think Tank Awards 2020

Australian philanthropy awards 2020

In recognition of our report The 10 Gigawatt Vision, co-authored by Beyond Zero Emissions and the Environment Centre NT, seven funders received the Environmental Philanthropy Award from Philanthropy Australia in partnership with the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network.

Australian philanthropy awards 2020

Premiers Sustainability Awards 2019

In recognition of the contribution by volunteers to our report Electrifying Industry (2018), Beyond Zero Emissions was awarded the inaugural Environmental Volunteering Award at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards (Victoria).

Premiers Sustainability Awards 2019

Prospect Think Tank Awards 2018

In recognition of our report Rethinking Cement (2017), Beyond Zero Emissions was awarded Best International Energy and Environment Think Tank by UK’s Prospect Magazine.

Prospect Think Tank Awards 2018

Green Lifestyle Awards 2014

In recognition of our High Speed Rail Plan (2014), Beyond Zero Emissions was awarded best Business Not-for-profit at the Green Lifestyle Awards.

 

Green Lifestyle Awards 2014

Lauder Institute Think Tank ranking

Beyond Zero Emissions is one of only a handful of Australian think tanks to be recognised by the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute in their annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.

Lauder Institute Think Tank ranking

Banksia Foundation Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award 2010

Beyond Zero Emissions was awarded the Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award for the Stationary Energy Plan, produced in collaboration with the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute.

Banksia Foundation Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award 2010